But somewhere down the line, someone informed us that what we thought was fun, and what gave us joy, really wasn't joy. We were told that the simplicities in life no longer had value and that to have fun we needed to go out, spend money, be loved for who we aren't, and come home and complain about ourselves, until we're reminded of how beautiful and happy we are. "Swings are for children, slides are for babies. Puzzles are for the immature, and sidewalk chalk? Don't even get me started!" was what we heard from someone we deemed as happy. But they were handed down the same tidbit of information once, that crushed their true happiness. It's uncomprehendable why we believed them. Why we went along with them, and threw away something that was going so well, but we did. And ever since we've searched for the happiness we know we're capable of in drugs, alcohol, partying, money spending, lies, and excuses.
Challenge: Go sit on a swing set for a little bit. Sit at the top of a slide. And once you finally remember how to have fun, and build up the courage to let loose, go for it. Those little kid actions inside of you are still there, untouched, and waiting to bring you an uncontrollable amount of happiness again, like when you were a care-free kid.